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preliminary

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of preliminary

  1. coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows we need to do some preliminary research in order to properly focus the experiment Synonyms of preliminary beginning, introductory, precursory, prefatory, prelim, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, primary Words Related to preliminary introducing, prefacing, preparing, readying; premonitory, warning; basic, elementary, fundamental; ahead, early, former, preceding, previous, prior Near Antonyms of preliminary after, behind, following, subsequent


preliminary

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of preliminary

  1. a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions Synonyms of preliminary curtain-raiser, overture, preamble, prelude, prologue (also prolog), warm-upWords Related to preliminary countdown, run-up [chiefly British]; lead-in; kickoff, start



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